Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: The Ridgeway, The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, OX12 9BY

Contact: Paul Bateman, Democratic Services Officer 

Items
No. Item

127.

Chairman's announcements

To receive any announcements from the chairman, and general housekeeping matters.

Minutes:

The chairman outlined the emergency evacuation arrangements and the procedure for the meeting. 

128.

Apologies for absence

To record apologies for absence and the attendance of substitute members. 

Minutes:

Councillors Stuart Davenport, Sandy Lovatt and Catherine Webber had sent apologies for absence.

 

129.

Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting.  

Minutes:

None

 

130.

Urgent business

To receive notification of any matters which the chairman determines should be considered as urgent business and the special circumstances which have made the matters urgent. 

Minutes:

The planning officer reported that applications P18/V2705/FUL and P18/V2706/LB – 10 East St Helen Street, Abingdon - had been withdrawn from the agenda, following consultation with the Chairman, as Cllr Pighills had withdrawn her call-in request.

 

The planning officer reported that application P18/V2651/HH – 5 Park Crescent, Abingdon - had been withdrawn from the agenda as new information had been received requiring consideration and that re-advertisement was necessary.

 

 

131.

Public participation

To receive any statements from members of the public that have registered to speak on planning applications which are being presented to this committee meeting. 

Minutes:

The list of registered public speakers was tabled at the meeting.

 

132.

P19/V0018/FUL - Bellingers, 111 Ock Street, Abingdon, OX14 5DQ pdf icon PDF 554 KB

Variation of conditions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 (revised wording of conditions to 'No development 'excluding demolition ....') on application ref. P17/V0321/FUL.  Redevelopment to form 39 apartments for the elderly (sixty years of age and/or partner over fifty five years of age), guest apartment, communal facilities, access, car parking and landscaping.

Minutes:

The committee considered applicationP19/V0018/FUL.The application sought to vary planning conditions attached to planning permission P17/V0321/FUL for the redevelopment of the site to form 39 apartments for the elderly.  The application sought the variation of the wording of conditions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 and 12 to allow the demolition of existing buildings within the site prior to submission and agreement of pre-commencement details.

 

Consultations, representations, policy and guidance, and the site’s planning history were detailed in the officer’s report, which formed part of the agenda pack for the meeting. 

 

David Pope spoke, objecting to the application on behalf of Abingdon Town Council. 

 

Councillor Chris Palmer spoke in objection to the application as the local ward member.

 

The committee had concerns about possible land contamination. The planning officer advised that the developer must fully comply with the relevant land contamination  condition.

 

The committee emphasised the requirement for adequate traffic management of the site during any demolition and development. The planning officer informed the committee that a routing plan had been produced as part of the discharge of conditons under application P19/V0496/DIS and that Oxfordshire County Council, as Highways Authority, was assessing the plan.

 

The committee was concerned that the Michaelmas and Runaway Fairs in October should not be adversely affected by work on the site. The planning officer advised that these issues were not material planning considerations and would be dealt with under road closure orders.  The committee asked that the applicant was advised to contact the town council over the impact of the fairs on Ock Street each October. 

 

A motion, moved and seconded, to approve the application was declared carried on being put to the vote. 

 

RESOLVED: to grant planning permission for application P19/V0018/FUL subject to:

 

  1. The conditions set out in Appendix 1 to the report; and
  2. An informative to advise the applicant to contact Abingdon Town Council regarding the Michaelmas and Runaway Fairs in October each year.

 

The meeting closed at 7.06pm

133.

P18/V2705/FUL and P18/V2706/LB - 10 East St Helen Street, Abingdon, OX14 5EA pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Proposed first floor extension to form toilet block, single storey rear extension to form additional dining area, internal refurbishment, balcony extension. 

 

PLEASE NOTE THIS ITEM HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE AGENDA

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The planning officer reported that applications P18/V2705/FUL and P18/V2706/LB – 10 East St Helen Street, Abingdon - had been withdrawn from the agenda, following consultation with the Chairman, as Cllr Pighills had withdrawn her call-in request.

 

134.

P18/V2651/HH - 5 Park Crescent Abingdon, OX14 1DF pdf icon PDF 596 KB

Erection of single storey side and rear extensions. 

 

PLEASE NOTE THIS ITEM HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE AGENDA

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The planning officer reported that application P18/V2651/HH – 5 Park Crescent, Abingdon - had been withdrawn from the agenda as new information had been received requiring consideration and that re-advertisement was necessary.